Some may see it as a point saved, but as we fight for the title with Hibs it is two points dropped really, after a 3-3 home draw with Queen of the South, while Hibs won 1-0 at Dumbarton.
A brace from Simon Murray and one from Scott Fraser earned United the point, but the manager wasn't happy.
"We should have turned the screw after the great start we had but we gave away three goals that were all avoidable," said Ray McKinnon after the game. "I had seven or eight players not at the races and that is disappointing.
"We've kept our unbeaten run at home together but that's all I can take from the game. I don't know if the players are feeling sorry for themselves since we're going through a phase when things aren't quite going for us, so we need to dig in.
"We could do with the boost a fresh face can bring and I'm looking to strengthen from middle to front."